Colorado has become the city of pitching horrors. On this night the Rockies pitching was worse, and the Nats took back the best record in the Nationals League from the Rockies. Trea Turner had one of the single best offensive games in Nationals’ history hitting for the cycle with 7 RBIs and 4 runs scored. Daniel Murphy had 3 hits and 5 RBIs. In the end, the Nationals held on to win 15-12.
The game was played in winter-like conditions with temperatures in the 40°’s at first pitch as the game was delayed due to rain. The real temperature on the last pitch was 36°F with swirling winds to give a wind-chill factor to feel like 28°F. There was no snow luckily but they could have some overnight.
In Nationals history, Trea Turner is only the 3rd player to hit for a cycle. Brad Wilkerson did it in the Nationals 2nd game of their existence in 2005, and Cristian Guzman did it in 2008. With Trea Turner’s combination of power and speed, he has come close to hitting for cycles last year.
“That was great, that was awesome,” Dusty Baker said about Trea Turner after the game. “The homer to the opposite field… There aren’t many guys who can say they got 7 RBIs in a game.”
Trea Turner hits for the cycle and has 7 RBIs and 4 runs scored so far through 8 innings. The Nationals' Trea-sure. pic.twitter.com/tc8xEyjbdq
— TALK NATS Blog (@TalkNats2) April 26, 2017